Photography: Pink Neon Photography

Makeup & Hair: Olga @Wedding Makeup Sydney

Model: Liilia

Dress: Matrai

Bridal Beauty: Classic Red Lips for a Timeless Wedding Look

From the first kiss to the close-up photos, bold lipstick can face many obstacles on your wedding day. To avoid the stress of getting red lipstick on everything (drinking glasses, clothing, your teeth, etc), most brides opt for a natural wedding makeup with soft shades of lip colour like natural nude or pink which needs less maintenance. However, if you are dreaming to have red lips on your wedding day – go for it! Whether it is a bright red lipstick or deeper tones of red, choose a colour that suits your skin complexion and wear it with pride. Red lips on your wedding day is a bold move and the key to pulling it off is to keep the rest of your face as pristine and subtle as possible. Natural soft eyeshadows, peach blush, dewy skin and light contouring will accentuate your facial features and complement your red lips.

An easy way to wear red lipstick on your wedding day is to pop one on for the evening after the main ceremony. Just as you might update your outfit for the night, adding a splash of bright colour to your lips can give you a glamourous look without too much effort.

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Here’s a step-by-step guide to achieve a picture-perfect red pout and keep it looking flawless:

EXFOLIATE + PRIME: Before you reach for the lipstick, make sure that your lips are nice and smooth. Use a gentle lip scrub to remove dry skin and moisturise lips with a bit of vitamin E oil or lip balm. After all, a dry pout can ruin any lip makeup look.

DEFINE: Contour and fill in your lips with a red lip-liner. It will help the colour to last longer and keep it in place to prevent feathering. Make sure you define your cupid’s bow. With a lip liner draw an ‘X, the points of your X should extend from the two highest points of your top lip.

APPLY: To ensure a perfect kiss-proof pout, choose a matte shade and apply the colour with a lip brush for ultimate precision. Clean up any uneven edges with a bit of concealer using a small detail brush.

BLOT: Use a tissue and blot your lips to get rid of any excess product. This helps further eliminate the risk of your lip color transferring or feathering.

HIGHLIGHT: To take your cupid’s bow definition to the next level, lightly dust highlighter on your cupid bow. This also is a great trick to fake a fuller pout without adding gloss and risking the chance of your lip colour smudging.
Follow these simple rules and you’ll be able to enjoy every minute of your wedding day without worrying about touch ups.

Let’s applaud all the brides who weren’t afraid to rock red lips on their big day.
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